Northeast Times

Story Archive March 06 2013


A vegetarian dish kids love

Getting children to eat a healthy dinner often takes a little extra planning. You might try combining healthy ingredients in interesting ways. 


Surprisingly, underassessments are also an issue

State Rep. Kevin Boyle said that among the questions and gripes he has heard about property reassessments were complaints from residents who feel the city has  undervalued their homes.


Many values are fair, but there are exceptions

City officials say the Actual Value Initiative’s aim is fairness. The reassessments property owners have been receiving since mid-February are supposed to be what owners would get for their properties if they sold them now.


Senior citizens can freeze real estate tax increases

Senior citizens who meet income requirements can fend off property tax increases by applying for “the senior freeze” by Oct. 14.


DA says estranged in-law reported school fraud

A Northeast Philadelphia couple accused of falsifying their residency to enroll their daughter at a suburban public school may have been feuding with a relative who ultimately reported the alleged fraud to authorities.


Execution warrant signed for cop killer

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed an execution warrant for Borgela Philistin, who was convicted in the 1993 murder of Philadelphia police officer Robert Hayes of  Rhawnhurst. 


Cops: NE man helps beat, rob his grandmom

Police say that a 94-year-old Mayfair woman’s own grandson was one of two men who took part in a brutal home invasion robbery on Sunday morning that resulted in the victim’s hospitalization for treatment of cuts and bruises.


Honoring milestone news in our daily lives

You have to wonder just when newspapers lost their way. Many people say the decline in space for news, the shrinking of editorial staffs and the reduction of publication cycles to only three days a week is the result of the biggest disruption to journalism in years — the emergence of the Internet.


Pennypack Park Music Festival’s 2013 schedule is set

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2013 Pennypack Park Music Festival.